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Gender Impacts Assessment of Covid-19 in ASM Communities of Kbk Districts, Odishsa, India

The impacts and implications of the COVID-19 are different for men and women for various reasons and may create greater inequalities for people who are in vulnerable positions, particularly those working in the ASM sector. In this context, there is a critical need for gender disaggregated data on COVID-19 to fully understand the viruss transmission and its impacts. Insights from gender disaggregated data will ensure that measures in place will reach those who are highly at risk and most in need. There is an urgent need of gender disaggregated data in ASM communities to understand the existing realities from gender and intersectional lenses that will allow for the identification of these inequalities and, at the same time, incorporate greater protection and assistance to vulnerable ASM populations in strategic and response plans. This study mainly uses data collected in KBK region of India in ASM sector. The study used both quantitative and qualitative data to increase the reliability and the robustness of data. Purposive sampling method was chosen on the basis of high presence of ASM workers and activity and on the basis of production areas for ASM commodities. For primary data, a sample size of 387 was decided to get a 95 percent confidence level with a margin of error of 5 percentage points. The sample had equal representation of male and female participants. The respondents were reached using snowball sampling technique in which initial interviews and discussions led to referrals to reach the target respondents. This study examined the gendered impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the livelihood and health of men and women in ASM communities, has use the data-base and findings to inform, guide and support response planning and address the gendered impact of the pandemic and intends to use it for faster and more gender-sensitive interventions if future outbreaks occur. The recommendations are suggested for future action benefitting ASM communities

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Publication Year
Associated Partners
World Bank
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Data Source Classification
Program Report
Research Type
Research Methodology
Primary - SURVEY
Thematic Tags
Political, Formalization, Governance, Economic, Finance, Income, Social, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Child Labor, Community, Employment, Gender, Health and Safety, Human Rights, Labor and Working Conditions, Livelihoods, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Technological, Education and Training, Equipment, Legal, Laws and Regulations, Licensing, Mineral Rights, Environmental, COVID-19
South Asia
Last Updated
September 23, 2022